"The President's Own"

 

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert June 23
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert June 23
Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. - Making his conducting debut with the Marine Chamber Orchestra, Assistant Director Capt. Bryan P. Sherlock will kick off the orchestra’s Summer Series with works by well-known composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky, and Gustav Holst, as well as some lesser-known gems by Karl Jenkins and Henryk Górecki. The program will feature Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra; Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Opus 29, No. 2; and Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047, featuring flutist Gunnery Sgt. Ellen Dooley, oboist Staff Sgt. Trevor Mowry, trumpeter Staff Sgt. Anthony Bellino, and violinist Staff Sgt. Sheng-Tsung Wang. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. There will be no pre-concert ensemble performance prior to this concert.
Marine Band Anniversary Concert July 10
Marine Band Anniversary Concert July 10
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. - Guest conductor, composer, and pianist Bramwell Tovey joins the Marine Band for a special 220th Anniversary Gala Concert performing works by iconic American and British composers including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Sir Edward Elgar, William Walton, and featuring George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, performed by Tovey himself. Tovey is the music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has made recent guest appearances with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Come celebrate more than two centuries of Marine Band history in this special performance! The concert is free, but tickets are recommended. For free tickets, visit www.strathmore.org. The concert will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md.
On June 1, 2018, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig promoted newly-appointed Assistant Director Bryan Sherlock to the rank of captain in a ceremony in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Sherlock promotion
On June 1, 2018, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig promoted newly-appointed Assistant Director Bryan Sherlock to the rank of captain in a ceremony in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Gunnery Sgt. Stacie Crowther, assistant drum major, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, renders a salute during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., May 11, 2018.
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Friday Evening Parade 05.11.18
Gunnery Sgt. Stacie Crowther, assistant drum major, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, renders a salute during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., May 11, 2018. The guest of honor for the parade was Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and was hosted by the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn M. Walters. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert July 21
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert July 21
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. - The Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a unique concert featuring only the collaboration of the string players and no conductor, beginning with guest soloist Nicholas Kitchen on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042. The program will also include Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp minor, BWV 849, and his Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043. The concert will conclude with a string orchestra arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9 in C, Opus 59, No. 3. Kitchen will offer a pre-concert chat from 6:45–7:15 p.m. in the lobby. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va.
Marine Band Concert July 27
Marine Band Concert July 27
Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. - The Marine Band returns to San Antonio with a special performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 27, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre as part of the Texas Bandmasters Association 71st Annual Convention. The program will begin with John Philip Sousa’s march, “Sabre and Spurs,” followed by the world première of Peter Boyer’s Fanfare, Hymn, and Finale and Dr. Frank Ticheli guest conducting his own Clarinet Concerto. The concert will also include Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy and works by Jonathan Leshnoff, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and Miklós Rózsa. In addition, members of the Marine Band will perform a chamber recital at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 28, in the convention center’s room 214CD featuring several small ensembles. Both concerts are free, open to the public, and no tickets are required and take place in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
On April 12, 2018, the Marine Band partcipated in the funeral for Lt. Col. Erik Larsen, USMC (ret.), at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Amanda Simmons/released)
Funeral for Lt. Col. Erik Larsen
On April 12, 2018, the Marine Band partcipated in the funeral for Lt. Col. Erik Larsen, USMC (ret.), at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert Aug. 18
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert Aug. 18
Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. - Conducted by Director Col. Jason K. Fettig, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will conclude its 2018 Summer Series with some lesser-known works by well-known composers, including Georg Philipp Telemann’s Suite, La Bizarre, TWV 55: G2 and Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3. Respighi’s work is part of a set of three suites, each based on original works for lute by Italian composers. The concert will also include Ulysses Kay’s Six Dances for String Orchestra and André Jolivet’s Concertino for Trumpet, featuring soloist Master Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Harding. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. There will be no pre-concert ensemble performance prior to this concert.
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Friends and Family Ceremony
Marines with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band march across the parade field during a Friends and Family Ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Apr. 27, 2018. The guest of honor for the parade was the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller and the hosting official was the Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Commanding Officer Col. Tyler J. Zagurski. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Marine Band Concert: Fair Winds and Following Seas
Marine Band Concert: Fair Winds and Following Seas
Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers conducted her last Marine Band concert on April 29, 2018, featuring music by Joan Tower, Kent Kennan, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Percy Grainger. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released.)
Marine Band Concert: For "The President's Own"
Marine Band Concert: For "The President's Own"
The United States Marine Band performed the concert "For 'The President's Own'" on March 25, 2018, featuring music either commissioned or premiered by the Marine Band. The program, conducted by Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, also featured guest conductor Col. John R. Bourgeois, USMC (ret.) and 2018 Concerto Competition winner tuba player Robert Black. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Marine Band Concert: For "The President's Own"
Marine Band Concert: For "The President's Own"
The United States Marine Band performed the concert "For 'The President's Own'" on March 25, 2018, featuring music either commissioned or premiered by the Marine Band. The program, conducted by Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, also featured guest conductor Col. John R. Bourgeois, USMC (ret.) and 2018 Concerto Competition winner tuba player Robert Black. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
On April 15, 2018, the Marine Chamber Orchestra presented a Young People's Concert with guest Bob McGrath from Sesame Street at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Young People's Concert
On April 15, 2018, the Marine Chamber Orchestra presented a Young People's Concert with guest Bob McGrath from Sesame Street at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
On April 9, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral and repatriation ceremony for World War II casualty Pvt. Edwin Jordan, USMC. Pvt. Jordan was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa in the central Pacific Ocean. In July 2017, History Flight, a private organization, excavated what was believed to be a wartime fighting position on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools to identify Pvt. Jordan. His remains were returned to the United States and buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Full Honors Funeral
On April 9, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral and repatriation ceremony for World War II casualty Pvt. Edwin Jordan, USMC. Pvt. Jordan was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa in the central Pacific Ocean. In July 2017, History Flight, a private organization, excavated what was believed to be a wartime fighting position on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools to identify Pvt. Jordan. His remains were returned to the United States and buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On April 8, 2018 the Marine Band reenacted a Dream Hour radio broadcast with host Robert Aubry Davis at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. (Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
The Dream Hour
On April 8, 2018 the Marine Band reenacted a Dream Hour radio broadcast with host Robert Aubry Davis at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. (Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On April 8, 2018 the Marine Band reenacted a Dream Hour radio broadcast with host Robert Aubry Davis at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. (Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
The Dream Hour
On April 8, 2018 the Marine Band reenacted a Dream Hour radio broadcast with host Robert Aubry Davis at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. (Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On March 7, 2018 vocalists from "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band performed a Music in the High Schools program at Bowie High School in Bowie, Md. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Music in the High Schools
On March 7, 2018 vocalists from "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band performed a Music in the High Schools program at Bowie High School in Bowie, Md. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On March 11, 2018, the Marine Band presented a tribute concert for the 75th Anniversary of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band. The concert was held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center and Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band Tribute Concert
On March 11, 2018, the Marine Band presented a tribute concert for the 75th Anniversary of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve Band. The concert was held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center and Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Image: "A Symphonic Epic"
A Symphonic Epic
On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the Marine Band performed a concert titled “A Symphonic Epic” at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. The concert featured Johan de Meij conducting his own Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings, followed by Colonel Jason Fettig conducting the first movement and Finale of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
On Feb. 20, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Robert E. Cleary, the 10th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, in Virginia Beach, Va. Cleary, born in Tewksbury, Mass., was the last Korean War veteran to serve as sergeant major of the Marine Corps, a post he assumed on June 28, 1983. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Sgt. Maj. Robert E. Cleary Funeral
On Feb. 20, 2018, the Marine Band participated in the funeral ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Robert E. Cleary, the 10th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, in Virginia Beach, Va. Cleary, born in Tewksbury, Mass., was the last Korean War veteran to serve as sergeant major of the Marine Corps, a post he assumed on June 28, 1983. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Marine Band hosted its annual recital for the 2017-18 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The panel of judges consisted of Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig, Assistant Directors Maj. Michelle A. Rakers and Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, and guest adjudicator professor Dennis Zeisler from Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. The semi-finalists include tuba player Robert Black, flutist Tessa Vermeulen, saxophone player Jordan Savage, flutist Jennifer Wang, and bassoonist Daniel McCarty.
2017-18 Concerto Competition
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Marine Band hosted its annual recital for the 2017-18 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The panel of judges consisted of Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig, Assistant Directors Maj. Michelle A. Rakers and Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, and guest adjudicator professor Dennis Zeisler from Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. The semi-finalists include tuba player Robert Black, flutist Tessa Vermeulen, saxophone player Jordan Savage, flutist Jennifer Wang, and bassoonist Daniel McCarty.
On Feb. 11, 2018, the Marine Chamber Orchestra presented a Living History concert titled "From the Grand Foyer: The Soundtrack of the White House" at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
From the Grand Foyer: The Soundtrack of the White House
On Feb. 11, 2018, the Marine Chamber Orchestra presented a Living History concert titled "From the Grand Foyer: The Soundtrack of the White House" at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert Jan. 28, 2018
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert Jan. 28, 2018
On Jan. 28, 2018, the Marine Chamber Orchestra presented the concert "Grieg's Piano Concerto and his Leipzig Influence" featuring Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor and works by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
On Jan. 7, 2018, the Marine Band presented the annual Sousa Season Opener at George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax, Va
Sousa Season Opener
On Jan. 7, 2018, the Marine Band presented the annual Sousa Season Opener at George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sergeant Amanda Simmons/released)
Arioso is the Marine Band's 33rd educational recording and features Johann Sebastian Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged by Edward Elgar and transcribed by Capt. Ryan Nowlin; Gustav Holst's Suite in F for Military Band, Opus 28, No. 2; Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto, Nekudim, featuring guest soloist Ricardo Morales; Joseph Schwantner's and the mountains rising nowhere; and James Stephenson's Symphony No. 2, Voices. Conducted by Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig
Arioso
Arioso is the Marine Band's 33rd educational recording and features Johann Sebastian Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged by Edward Elgar and transcribed by Capt. Ryan Nowlin; Gustav Holst's Suite in F for Military Band, Opus 28, No. 2; Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto, Nekudim, featuring guest soloist Ricardo Morales; Joseph Schwantner's and the mountains rising nowhere; and James Stephenson's Symphony No. 2, Voices. Conducted by Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig
Mission
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.
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